Britney Spears cancels Vegas 'Domination' residency, goes on 'indefinite work hiatus' due to father's health

Britney Spears has canceled her 2019 Las Vegas residency and is going on an "indefinite work hiatus" in order to put "full focus" on her father's health.

"Britney: Domination" was scheduled to begin on Feb. 13, but on Jan. 4, the pop star unexpectedly posted a personal note alongside a childhood photo with her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears.

"I don't even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say," she began. "I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make."

Spears continued, "A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand."

Although Spears shares much of her life on social media, the post was her first public acknowledgment of her father's illness.

A press release went into further detail about her father's condition, confirming that two months ago, Jamie's colon spontaneously ruptured. After undergoing immediate emergency surgery, he spent the following 28 days in a Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

"After a long, complicated post-operative period, he is recuperating at home and gaining strength, and is expected to make a full recovery," the statement reads.

After telling fans where they can find information on ticket refunds, Spears wrote, "I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time,Thank you, and love you all… always."

Fans instantly responded with their full support, commenting positive messages of love and prayers.

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Throwback to exploring London with the boys! Can't wait to be back for #PieceOfMe next week! 🍎🍎🍎 #TBT
Every year i come back to this tree. It’s beautiful! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love when we go to our favorite spot on Sundays 💕🥞 The boys are bigger than me now!!!!! 😜
Painting feels so therapeutic to me! Getting to do this with my boys on a beautiful day like this is such a blessing!!!
This was from our lil trip to see Aladdin. What a great show!!!!
🐠🦋🐠 So much fun at this beautiful place
Me and my boys enjoying the warm weather!!! 🕶🌴🌊⭐️
Jumping for joy because school is out for the holidays!! 🎄
Enjoying the holiday break! 👟🍎
Going for a walk with my son and the dog always does wonders for my mood...
YES! JOY IS ALL AROUND! 🎄🎁🎄
My favorite boys at my house for Thanksgiving!!!! 🦃🦃
I did this shoot two years ago with my friend @glennnutley... I remember being on my knees, making sure my sons’ hair stayed straight!! #FBF
Dinner with the boys!!! 🍔🍔🍔
I took these photos of my children before my trip this summer… looking back at the photos I've taken of them, it brings me to my knees everyday to see how blessed I am to have such amazing and inspiring kids!!!!! Let’s stay inspired y'all!!!!! ❤️
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Before Sky Zone!
Miss my boys 💘💘
Who wants to go to Texas? ☺️
No homework! Best day ever!
Right before the boys went to their play last week ☃️☃️☃️ #tbt
Family time ☀️
My son received an award at school today for being the best encourager!!
The socks 😂😂🙊🙊💜💜💜💜💜💜
Photos of my boys taken about a year ago. They're such lovely young men. It's simply the sweetest gift being a mother
Beautiful parrot in Hawaii!
The boys with @kennybritt18! Vote for him for Pro Bowl!! ☺️
Church with the family!
My son has blue hair!! Wheeee!
Goodbye Hawaii 😢 so sad!
Great Vegas trip!
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Time for a haircut!
Fun in Vegas!
Dinner with my boys at one of our favorite spots 🎀🎀🎀
I'm so grateful for my wonderful boys!!! I couldn't be more proud of them!! Happy birthday, Jayden and Preston!!!! Love you! ❤️❤️❤️
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More than a decade ago, amid Britney's widely-publicized year of personal turmoil, Jamie was installed as co-conservator of his daughter's estate, putting him in charge of her finances, medical care and overall career oversight. The arrangement reportedly still stands, although he began looking into ending the conservatorship in 2018.

Jamie and Lynne Spears primarily live in Kentwood, Louisiana. They divorced in 2002 but reconciled in 2010, and in addition to Britney, they are parents to son Bryan and daughter Jamie Lynn.

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PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 27: Britney Spears is seen in Paris ahead of her two 'Piece of Me' tour dates on August 27, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images for BCU)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0903 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon as Sara, Britney Spears as Abby during 'Ew!' on July 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Britney Spears performs on stage during the Britney Spears 'Piece Of Me' Summer Tour - Brighton Pride at Preston Park on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/BCU18/Getty Images for BCU)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Britney Spears on stage during the 'Piece Of Me' Summer Tour at the O2 Arena on August 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/BCU18/Getty Images for BCU)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - JULY 12: Britney Spears performs on stage during her 'Piece of Me' Summer Tour Opener at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 12, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BCU18/Getty Images for BCU)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Recrop of image number 945532332) Honoree Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari attend the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - JULY 12: Britney Spears performs on stage during her 'Piece of Me' Summer Tour Opener at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 12, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BCU18/Getty Images for BCU)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Honoree Britney Spears accepts the Vanguard Award onstage at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Vanguard Award recipient Britney Spears poses backstage at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Britney Spears attends the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards on February 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Singer Britney Spears attends the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards at Avalon Hollywood on February 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Sean Federline, Jayden James Federline, Britney Spears and Sam Asghari attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Britney Spears and Sam Asghari attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 04: Singer Britney Spears speaks during the grand opening of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus on November 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 04: Singer Britney Spears (L) and talent manager Larry Rudolph listen to Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak's speech during the grand opening of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus on November 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Entertainment's brightest young stars turned out for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 29. 'Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Sunday, April 30 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA/Disney Channel via Getty Images) BRITNEY SPEARS, JAMIE LYNN SPEARS
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Entertainment's brightest young stars turned out for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 29. 'Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Sunday, April 30 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA/Disney Channel via Getty Images) BRITNEY SPEARS
TAIPEI, CHINA - JUNE 13: American singer Britney Spears performs during her concert at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall on June 13, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Grammy Award-winning pop superstar Britney Spears was honored with the 2017 RDMA 'Icon' Award in recognition a career and music that has been loved by generations of Radio Disney fans. 'Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Sunday, April 30 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA/Disney Channel via Getty Images) BRITNEY SPEARS
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 16: Singer Britney Spears attends Art Hearts Fashion LAFW Fall/Winter 2017 - Day 3 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Britney Spears arrives at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 13: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been retouched.) Britney Spears enjoys a family outing with Jayden Federline, Maddie Aldridge and Sean Federline at Planet Hollywood Disney Springs on March 13, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood Observatory)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Britney Spears attends Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 03: Singer Britney Spears performs during the Now! 99.7 Triple Ho Show 7.0 at SAP Center on December 3, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 03: Singer Britney Spears performs during the Now! 99.7 Triple Ho Show 7.0 at SAP Center on December 3, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Britney Spears performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Britney Spears performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES , CA - DECEMBER 02: Britney Spears performs on stage during the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 on December 02, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) KIIS FM Assistant Program Director/Music Director Beata Czechowski, recording artist Britney Spears, and radio personality Sisanie attend 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 28: Britney Spears seen at BBC Radio One on September 28, 2016 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Britney Spears seen at BBC Radio One on September 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Britney Spears performs during Apple Music Festival at The Roundhouse on September 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - night 2 held at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Rapper G-Eazy (L) and singer Britney Spears perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Recording artist Britney Spears performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 01: Britney Spears performs her Piece Of Me show at the Axis Theatre Planet Hollywood Resort on September 06, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 01: Britney Spears performs her Piece Of Me show at the Axis Theatre Planet Hollywood Resort on September 06, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Britney Spears Visits Music Choice on August 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Music Choice)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper G-Eazy (L) and singer Britney Spears arrive at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears and G-Eazy perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Singer Britney Spears arrives for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards August 28, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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